published Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Wal-Mart, Target sock it to supermarkets

Rebecca Stokely and her daughter Alaya, 2, shop for strawberries at the Target in West Nashville. Target, which recently added fresh food and meat sections, is putting the squeeze on traditional grocery stores.
Rebecca Stokely and her daughter Alaya, 2, shop for strawberries at the Target in West Nashville. Target, which recently added fresh food and meat sections, is putting the squeeze on traditional grocery stores.
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Jamie Hutchinson lives in Dickson but drives to West Nashville for her groceries.

She makes the 60-mile round trip for a wider selection of organic and natural products than what is available at stores closer to home. But if she wants to also fill her prescriptions, pick up a Starbucks latte or browse children’s shoes and fashions, she can do it at the same place: the Target store in the Nashville West shopping center.

“I like the one-stop shopping, where I can buy my groceries, school supplies, clothes, everything I need,” she said as she and her 4-year-old son, Cody, shopped at the store this week. “It’s more convenient.”

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